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Transforming Our Image: No Explanation Necessary

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dc.contributor.author Gross, Valerie J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-10T20:09:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-10T20:09:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11213/389
dc.description Based on the instructor’s award-winning article, “Transforming Our Image through Words that Work—Perception is Everything” (Valerie Gross, Public Libraries, Volume 48, Number 5, (2009): p. 24–32), this webinar describes a straightforward concept that enables public libraries to heighten their importance by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology. Learn how strategic vocabulary can immediately convey your true value—even to someone who has never set foot in a library. Originally presented November 15, 2010 by Valerie J. Gross. Superseded in May 2011 by "Transforming Our Image Parts I & II On-Demand Webinar." Valerie J. Gross has served as President and CEO of Howard County Library System (HCLS) for 10 years. A passionate promoter of libraries, she believes the most effective way to convey the value of libraries is to speak in value-enhanced, intuitive terms people understand. Ms. Gross has led the process to reposition HCLS as a major component of education, which has resulted in nearly tripled library visits (1M to 2.6M), the more than doubling of materials borrowed (3M to 7.2M), research assistance interactions exceeding 1.3M annually, and yearly attendance at classes and events totaling 186K—in a county with 282,000 residents. Ms. Gross credits the HCLS Board of Trustees, Howard County Executive, Howard County Council, Maryland State Legislators, Friends of HCLS, philanthropic partners, devoted volunteers, dynamic community, and, most importantly, HCLS’ innovative staff, for repositioning HCLS as one of the nation’s great public library systems (American Libraries, November 2009). en_US
dc.description.abstract Based on the instructor’s award-winning article, “Transforming Our Image through Words that Work—Perception is Everything” (Valerie Gross, Public Libraries, Volume 48, Number 5, (2009): p. 24–32), this webinar describes a straightforward concept that enables public libraries to heighten their importance by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology. Learn how strategic vocabulary can immediately convey your true value—even to someone who has never set foot in a library. Originally presented November 15, 2010 by Valerie J. Gross. Superseded in May 2011 by "Transforming Our Image Parts I & II On-Demand Webinar." en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Public Library Association en_US
dc.subject advocacy en_US
dc.subject marketing en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject innovation en_US
dc.subject public libraries en_US
dc.subject webinar en_US
dc.title Transforming Our Image: No Explanation Necessary en_US
dc.type Video en_US


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